3 things you need to know about Netflix’s Sprint Documentary Series featuring world's fastest sprinters

3 things you need to know about Netflix’s Sprint Documentary Series featuring world's fastest sprinters

Abigael Wafula 12:31 - 16.05.2024

A list of three key things you need to know about Netflix’s Sprint Documentary Series that features some of the world's fastest sprinters including Sha'Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles.

Netflix, an American subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming service, recently announced their partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with an aim of producing a second season of their track and field docuseries with top sprinters in the world set to be featured.

Some of the sprinters confirmed to be participating in the series include triple world champion Noah Lyles, reigning world 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson and two-time world 200m champion Shericka Jackson among others.

As per Citius Mag, the series was announced last year with the title Sprints and will come out in July 2024, just before the track and field events start at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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The first season of the series consists of six 45-minute episodes that comprise the day-to-day lives of athletes in their build-up to the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. For season two, it was reported that it would comprise four 45-minute episodes that would document their road to the Paris Olympics.

During the first release last year, it was noted that athletes from the U.S., Jamaica, the United Kingdom, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Italy would take part in the documentary but the whole list is yet to be released.

However, the likes of Lyles, Richardson, and Jackson are some of the world’s top sprinters who will be featured in the series. Box To Box Films, an award-winning documentary production company, produced Season 1 and will produce the second season in association with the Olympic Channel.

“We're just finishing what I think is an extraordinary show about 100m and 200m runners. We were lucky enough to follow a group of athletes up to and including the World Championships in Budapest.

“We're going to follow that same group of athletes up to the Paris Olympics, which is amazing. It's a really amazing show. We had great access to Noah Lyles, Sha'Carri Richardson, Jamaican sprinters, and Gabby Thomas.

“There's a moment in there – I'm not going to ruin it. But there's a moment in the show that is some of the best and most emotional scenes we've ever filmed. You get to this stage where you've watched parts and cuts like 25 to 30 times over the course of a show.

“There's one particular scene in our sprints show that just kills me every time. It's so emotional. It's so magical. I can't wait for people to see it. I think that show is some of the best work that we've done.

“There's just a purity about sprinting. That idea that everybody gets on the line and the gun goes off and whoever gets to the end first wins. There's a purity to the show and I think it's one of the best shows that we've done,” Paul Martin, the co-founder of Box To Box Films said as quoted by Citius Mag.